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Benefits of Using FTL Options

Benefits of Using FTL Options

Benefits of Using FTL Options

Faster shipments

While transporting a load, speed is of the essence, and this enables the goods to reach their destination promptly. Using a full truckload carrier means that the freight is bound to one destination. This is as opposed to a situation where the goods are delivered to some destinations. Fewer stops mean the freight gets to where it needs to go more quickly. Once loaded, the full truckload carrier will take a shorter time to get to its destination, saving not just time but also on monetary losses incurred or inconveniences brought by delays in the delivery of the cargo.

Less damage

Some goods can be delicate, and when handled by different stops, they could become damaged. However, with full truckload freight, packages are only processed at two points, the pickup or loading point, and the drop off point. This eliminates the unpacking and re-packing as goods are off-loaded at different locations.

Pricing

You will be charged per mile instead of per hundred weight pricing. Per mile pricing is less expensive, meaning that cost of freight shipping will be lower than when you opt for other modes. It’s important to keep the cost of freight as low as possible, and this means that if the goods are for resale, it’s possible to reduce the cost of operations and subsequently pass the savings on to the final customer.

Safety and security

The fact that your goods are handled only at the pick-up and drop-off points means that the safety and security of the cargo are guaranteed. Also, the fact that freight companies have professional drivers assures customers that high standards are maintained throughout the transportation process. Using a means of transportation that ensures you the safety and security of your cargo not only gives you peace of mind but also it’s assurance that they will get to the intended destination intact. Although freight companies do everything possible to ensure they maintain an excellent record, mistakes can still happen but are less likely when using full truckload options.

Dependable LTL (DHE)

Dependable LTL (DHE)

Dependable Highway Express | LTL

When you ship your product with an LTL carrier, you need peace of mind knowing that your product will arrive at its final destination in a safe and timely manner. We understand that shipping locally, or even nationally can be stressful, costly, and time-consuming. At DHE, we specialize in LTL freight movement for your simple or complex requirements throughout California, Arizona, and Nevada. We are the largest asset-based LTL company in California, and our division includes more than 2000 tractors and trailers. However, it does not stop there.

Our other lines of business allow us to be more flexible with pricing and service offerings that can have a positive impact on your complex supply chain. Our enterprise solutions include harbor drayage, warehousing, global ocean & air, Hawaii/Guam and much more. Our Enterprise Account Executives will customize solutions to help your supply chain operate more efficiently so that you get what you pay for, and FAST! Read on and learn more about the Dependable difference.

5 Key Advantages of DHE:

1.     Regional Leaders

Overnight shipping throughout California, Arizona, and Nevada. Separating ourselves from most national carriers, we specialize in expedited LTL freight movement throughout California, Arizona, and Nevada. As a private company, we have the flexibility and capabilities of providing customized solutions for your requirements while providing fast, cost-effective overnight shipping throughout our regional footprint. The benefits of choosing DHE include low claims ratios, exceptional next day service performance, and possessing a new fleet with fewer breakdowns lessening the chances of delay.

2.     On-Time Delivery

98% on-time delivery. Our commitment to transit times give our customers the ability to ship even the smallest amount of freight regionally instead of having to wait until they have enough to supply a full shipment- and we are fast and on-time. We pride ourselves on: hiring skilled and professional drivers, owning modern equipment to ensure safe and efficient transportation of your freight, and implementing the latest technology to help monitor and manage scheduled pickups and deliveries. In case you did not know, we can provide AM deliveries in our Regional Footprint and can also expedite shipping to the East Coast. Ask about our expanded coverage and same day deliveries in our particular markets today!

3.     Dedicated Account Executives

Personalized service. We know our customers well, and we strive to establish a strong business relationship to help them achieve their goals. Our knowledgeable Account Executives are always accessible and will customize services and pricing to help customers focus on results while providing superior “end to end” customer service. We have been in business since 1950, and our “can do” attitude and commitment to excellence is an everlasting trait that materializes in every customer interaction. Our team will go the extra mile, listen to your initiatives, and expand services beyond just pickup and delivery!

4.     Asset-Based

Dedicated fleet and new equipment. For an LTL company to have a successful relationship with their customers, they must be an extension of their customers and evolve with their needs in this emerging industry. Our LTL division has more than 2,000 tractors and trailers, and our harbor drayage division includes 750 chassis (150 Triaxles), plus a new Top Handler that can handle up to 75,000 lbs.! Our investment in new equipment demonstrates our commitment to properly handling our customer’s freight so that they can operate a more efficient supply chain to help ensure they meet their goals.

5.     One-Stop Shop

Save time and money. Day to day operations can get hectic, and identifying business partners in various areas of transportation and logistics is time-consuming and expensive. As a private enterprise, we have the capabilities of servicing all of your transportation needs with our proven lines of businesses. We can consult, customize solutions, and provide multiple modes of transportation including truckload (FTL), less-than-truckload (LTL), intermodal, international, as well as servicing your harbor drayage and warehousing needs. This type of flexibility gives our customers an “all-in-one” service offering to get their freight where it needs to go in the most timely and cost-efficient manner. Visit our website and learn more about all of our enterprise services and how we can help streamline your supply chain today.

To find out more about the Dependable difference, email us: [email protected] 

What is Pool Distribution?

What is Pool Distribution?

Pool distribution is the distribution of orders to numerous destination points within a particular geographic region. Characteristics include a high frequency of regular shipments in LTL quantities.

  1. Reduced Cost: Combine multiple orders with a single truckload quote and reduce overhead expenses of a distribution center leveraging fully equipped cross-dock facilities.
     
  2. Inventory: Retailers can better optimize their inventory with increased visibility and understanding of replenishment lead times as they know how quickly goods are moving through the network.
     
  3. Flexibility: Pool multiple freight shipments from multiple shippers onto a single freight truck, saving time and money.
     
  4. Reduced Transit Times: By moving multiple LTL shipments into a pool distribution model, a customer can reduce its transit time by 50%, improving speed-to-shelf rates.
     
  5. Sustainability: Go "green"! When pooling shipments, you are reducing carbon footprints resulting in fewer trucks on the road and less fuel being consumed.

Download: Pool Distribution (5 Key Advantages)

New Overnight Service-Vegas/Phoenix

New Overnight Service-Vegas/Phoenix

In Vegas and need to ship overnight to Phoenix? Don't gamble with your next shipment, contact Dependable! 
In Phoenix and need to ship overnight to Vegas? Don't sweat it, next day ship it with Dependable!

Dependable Companies is now providing fast, next day shipping for Vegas/Phoenix lanes starting January 30th!. We provide customized solutions for every aspect of your supply chain needs. Our services and expertise ensures customers get what they pay for, and fast. Contact us about our new Vegas/Phoenix overnight service: [email protected] 

OUR SERVICES:

  • Asset Based Trucking (LTL/FTL)
  • Third Party Logistics
  • Global Ocean & Air
  • Hawaii & Guam
  • Harbor Drayage
  • Warehousing

 

Download: Vegas to Phoenix (One-sheet)
Download: Phoenix to Vegas (One-sheet)

Facts about DHX and the Aloha State

Facts about DHX and the Aloha State

Did you know that Hawaii is the only state in the United States with a tropical rain forest? If you're shipping to Hawaii, you might want to read and download these interesting facts about DHX and the Aloha State! DHX – Dependable Hawaiian Express is commonly viewed as one of the most experienced, reliable, and innovative freight forwarders serving the Hawaiian market. Since 1980, the focus of our dedicated team of professionals has made shipping to Hawaii simple. We ship domestic freight to Hawaii and from Hawaii, Guam and the mainland including cargo, container shipping, transportation, warehousing, and logistics. Expect superior customer service as your single source for reliable, cost-effective freight forwarding from a company that cares. Headquartered in California, our services include LCL consolidation and FCL services including delivery. And with office locations, experienced teams and shipping lines throughout the continental United States and across the globe, we can also cover all of your international ocean, sea, trucking, rail, train and air shipping requests.

DHX ships to Hawaii from California (Long Beach and Oakland) and from Washington (Seattle). With terminals on Oahu, Maui and the Island of Hawaii, and with the support of our delivery agents in Hilo and Kauai, we provide seamless coverage to all the major Hawaiian Islands.

Download: Shipping to Hawaii infographic 

For more information about shipping to Hawaii, visit Dependable Hawaiian Expresshttp://www.dhx.com/

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